Former UJC chief questions Mirwaiz’s silence over Jethmalani’s claim

A  former chief of the militant amalgam, United Jihad Council, Monday questioned the silence of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led All Parties Hurriyat Conference over the remarks made by chief of Kashmir Committee Ram Jethmalani.

The note lawyer, Jethmalani, during his recent Kashmir visit had said that not all resistance leaders were ‘Pakistan agents’ and most favoured remaining with India.

Senior resistance leader and Mahaz-e-Azadi patron Mohammad Azam Inqilabi said he fails to understand why Mirwaiz-led APHC kept mum over the issue.

The chief of the other faction of the APHC Syed Ali Geelani had Sunday asked Jethmalani, a former BJP MP who was ousted from the party, to reveal the names of the resistance leaders who want to be with India.

Inqilabi, who was the first supreme commander of the UJC in 1990s, said, “I fail to understand why Mirwaiz was not prompt in giving a rebuff and rebuttal to Jethmalani for his misleading statement regarding the role of APHC leadership.”

He added that Geelani did react with democratic dialect formula, common people of Kashmir would like to know from APHC leaders who, according to Jethmalani have a lurking inclination to India. “I, because of my militant temperament and emphasize myself more with UJC than the triangular APHC,” Inqilabi said.

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